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Missing snowmobilers found

February 21, 2014

UPDATE (Feb. 22, 1:17 p.m.) — All five of the snowmobilers who were reported missing early Friday morning have been found and are reportedly healthy. Lt. Mark Conrad of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said the five were found in the west fork of Horse Creek Mesa just after 1 p.m. today. He said they Read More

Budget remains focus of short session

SHERIDAN — The budget got put through the wringer, so to speak, in this second week of the 20-day budget session of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne. Several Sheridan County delegates sent email updates on the week’s proceedings to The Sheridan Press and mentioned the detailed tweaking of a budget that seeks to meet immediate Read More

Efforts continue to expand Day Break

February 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — Administrators at the Sheridan Senior Center have initiated expansion efforts to accommodate their growing client base. A formal submission to the Wyoming Business Council will be completed by the end of the week for a Business Ready Community Grant in the amount of $500,000 to help fund growth of the center’s facilities. The Read More

Highland Park raises $200 in relief funds

February 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Students at Highland Park Elementary School have raised $200 through a penny drive to donate to victims of Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines in November and to Cuidad de Angeles (City of Angels), a charitable organization working to bring clean drinking water to towns in El Salvador. The effort to raise money Read More

SMH to host free blood pressure screenings this week

SHERIDAN — In honor of February being heart month, Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host a series of free blood pressure screenings this week, held at locations throughout Sheridan. Though one in three American adults have high blood pressure, most people cannot tell because there are usually no symptoms. Low blood pressure can also lead to Read More

Land Trust open house scheduled for Thurs.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host their 2014 annual open house on Thursday. From 5-8 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, Polish appetizers and music will be offered in honor of the completion of the Black Diamond Historic Byway. Mike Kuzara, a one-man polka band, will perform and attendees will have the Read More

Next ‘Brown Bag’ lunch seminar Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Main Street campus Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the final topic in the series of “Brown Bag” lunch seminars on Wednesday. Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will present the free seminar which is open to everyone with no reservations required. “Family and codependency: It Read More

SCSD2 misled public about rec facility

SHERIDAN — Emails from Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty and conversations with Whitney Benefits board members indicate Dougherty misled the community when he said earlier this month that the school district had not pursued a bond issue or asked for foundation funding to support a large multipurpose recreation facility. In an email Read More

Arvada-Clearmont girls face tough loss

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont Lady Panthers had a tough loss against Hulett Friday that knocked them out of the running for a third place spot in conference play. The final score was 45-36. “The first quarter, we had a slow start, and they got up on us by six. After that, we couldn’t get over Read More

Fairgrounds director highlights ongoing projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fair Association discussed maintenance and improvement projects that continue at the fairgrounds at its meeting Thursday. The board also elected board member Brenda Williams as the new secretary-treasurer for 2014. At the meeting in January, Steve Eliason was nominated to continue as chairman, and Ed Johlman was elected to fill Read More

MDU meets with natural gas board

DAYTON — Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board members continue to make strides toward bringing natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. Four representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., including a manager from Bismarck, N.D., and the Director of the Rocky Mountain Region from Billings, Mont., attended Thursday’s meeting to introduce themselves to board members and begin Read More

WYO Theater director resigns, takes job in SD

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater Inc. board of directors announced Thursday that Executive Director Nick Johnson has announced his resignation effective April 4, 2014, to take a new position as executive director of the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City, S.D. Johnson has served as executive director of the WYO Theater since January 2005. “Leaving Read More

5-member board to manage development authority

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s historic district has a new tool to assure its continued development, growth and preservation, thanks to the initiative of the Downtown Sheridan Association and the Sheridan City Council. The Council passed a resolution Tuesday night authorizing the formation of a downtown development authority. DSA Executive Director Stacie Coe said establishing a DDA Read More

Big Horn team takes first at WY. Academic Challenge

BIG HORN — Five high school teams from around the state of Wyoming competed at the Wyoming Academic Challenge, hosted by Eastern Wyoming College on Feb. 15. The three- to five-member teams participated in four rounds of competition and answered questions ranging from current events to mathematics and literature. Schools participating were: Big Horn, Campbell County, Read More

Artist reception set for Tues. SC’s Martinsen Gallery

SHERIDAN — A new art exhibit, “Back to the Drawing Board” by Christie American Horse, will open at the Martinsen Gallery on Tuesday, commencing with an artist’s reception. On Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. the public is invited to the free reception at Sheridan College. American Horse, who was born cross-eyed but overcame the condition, has Read More

BH Historical Society potluck this Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Historical Society will host a potluck and program Sunday. The free meeting is open to all members of the community. The potluck will begin at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. At 1:50 p.m. Helen Laumann will present Read More

Gillette College announces honor roll

SHERIDAN — Gillette College has announced their 2013 fall semester honor roll recipients. Denise Smith of Clearmont was named to the part-time honor roll. To qualify for this distinction, a student must carry 12 or more cumulative credit hours from previous semesters with a grade point average of 3.5 of higher and currently be enrolled Read More

Man arrested on suspicion of selling heroin

February 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicions of transporting and selling heroin. Casey Garriffa, 24, was apprehended following an investigation conducted by the Northeast Enforcement Team. After Garriffa’s arrest, law enforcement officials searched his vehicle and seized approximately 7 grams of brown tar heroin, $1,187, a digital scale and other drug-related Read More

Tennis Association gets 2 bids for indoor facility

SHERIDAN — Progress on a proposed indoor tennis facility for Sheridan is moving forward, according to Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright. At the district’s monthly board meeting yesterday, Wright reported that the Sheridan Community Tennis Association has received bids from two companies for the construction of a covered, or tented, tennis facility. “They have Read More

Ranchester decides to handle resident complaints through town staff

RANCHESTER — After discussions with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, Ranchester Town Council decided at its meeting Tuesday not to contract for additional law enforcement services above what sheriff deputies already provide. The recommendation to not contract for additional services came from the sheriff’s office, Town Clerk Teri Laya said. It was based on the Read More

SAWS changes policies to save some customers cash

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted to approve a policy change that will allow certain SAWS customers to amend their contracts and receive temporary financial relief at its meeting Wednesday. “In the beginning when they formed SAWS, they went out and signed up a bunch of people before the system Read More

No show means no votes at Dayton Town Council

DAYTON — A no show led to a no vote Wednesday night at Dayton Town Council. Representatives from Crazy Woman Saloon requested to be on the agenda to discuss playing music outside on the Friday night of Dayton Days for another dance in addition to the all-night dance it will hold Saturday of Dayton Days. Read More

WYDOT goes off ‘beeten’ path

SHERIDAN — Motorists taking to the highways of northeast Wyoming this time of the year might catch a whiff of what smells like silage coming off of the road. The slight odor is likely indicative of an eco-friendly sugar beet de-icing system employed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Since 2011, WYDOT has added sugar Read More

Blacksmithing Winter Forge-In set for Feb. 28

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Artist Blacksmiths will host a Winter Forge-In, an event intended to expose the public to the art of blacksmithing. The event is open to all, including beginners, and will be held Feb. 28 through March 2. The key presenter will be Mark Constable, a blacksmith visiting from Read More

Big Horn High School releases honor roll

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School has announced their second quarter honor roll recipients.   12th grade School Honor Roll Brody Bard, Jennifer Custis, Elaina Haile, Deven Holeman, Marissa Johansson, Kristopher Johnson, John Lamb, Connor McCafferty, Miles Novak, Lenah Redinger, Logan Redinger, Marisa Williams.   11th grade School Honor Roll Zachary Blaney, Kayla Crouse, Joseph Read More

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